Sacco and Vanzetti: Murdered by Capitalism On this Day in 1927
Two anarchists in Massachusetts were arrested and convicted of robbery and murder in a sham trial and then executed in 1927. This is their story in brief.
Scott CooperAugust 23, 2021
Cultivating Organic Leadership: A Critique of Anarchism Within BLM
During the George Floyd rebellion, anarchist politics inspired a brand of "leaderless" organizing which was counterposed to the Democrat/NGO model of the "peaceful protest." While a horizontalist politics of revolt is a welcome departure from liberal moralizing against those who defend themselves against the capitalist state, it has proved insufficient to the historic challenges we face. Instead, socialists and anti-racists need to build democratic organizations that can formulate strategic perspectives and mobilize masses of people according to a common program.
Zach Frailey EscobarDecember 29, 2020
Feds Label Three Cities as “Anarchist Jurisdictions”
U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently designated the cities of New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions.” Whether or not the term is being used accurately (it is not), the label of “anarchism” against opponents has been used historically by governments to justify or institute repression.
Andy BarnsSeptember 27, 2020
Remembering Comrade and Leftist Academic David Graeber
David Graeber, leftist anthropologist, activist, and anarchist, died September 2, 2020, at the age of 59. His death was sudden and a shock to his students and the scores of people influenced by his ideas. In a world where most academics value theorizing over activism and choose to abstain from public protest, Graeber was vocal about his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist views.
Meera KumarSeptember 3, 2020